(Very) Early and (Very) Positive Reports on Apatow's New Stoner Action Comedy

How can you not wanna see a movie called The Pineapple Express?

by | July 19, 2007 | Comments

Are you a big fan of the Judd Apatow posse yet? The guys who gave you The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, and the upcoming Superbad? Well, good news. Some early reports are out on The Pineapple Express, and they’re pretty positive.

Produced by Apatow, written by Seth Rogen, and directed by David Gordon Green (!?!), the action comedy focuses on a stoner (Rogen) and a weed dealer (James Franco) who have to go on the run when they come across some crooked cops. (Also on board are Gary Cole, Rosie Perez, Amber Heard, and James Remar.

Yes, David Gordon Green (the young man who gave you All the Real Girls and Undertow) is now directing a stoner action comedy. Awesome.

Apparently there were some early test screenings last night, and AICN has some of the reactions. I just did some quick-scanning, but here’s a few snippets:

“What’s important here is that Rogen and Goldberg’s conversational, geekish humor blends really well with the generally overloaded action pieces.”


“Pineapple Express is a thousand times better then the recent crop of pot comedies like Harold & Kumar. I’d actually compare it something like Strange Brew, but I love that movie to an unhealthy degree.”

And then Devin Faraci over at CHUD.com gives us a run-down on the screening itself. Regarding the movie he saw, it “would easily be a contender for my 2007 top ten list if it came out this year. This isn’t just a good movie, this is a great movie.” Very cool.

Also on tap for the Apatow gang is John C. Reilly as Dewey Cox in Walk Hard, a “musical biopic” comedy that I cannot wait to see.

Source: AICN, CHUD.com

Tag Cloud

Music Polls and Games Pop TCA 2017 E! AMC Biopics cooking Cosplay Disney Bravo Mary Tyler Moore Opinion diversity crime drama NBC TCA American Society of Cinematographers period drama Oscars SDCC Nominations Super Bowl Star Wars vampires WGN biography Grammys DirecTV Certified Fresh adventure ABC Family Infographic war 2015 travel The Arrangement Musicals Starz Rocky Horror BET GIFs Crackle harry potter Animation CBS All Access science fiction Tumblr TIFF Fantasy zombie Teen serial killer RT History Lionsgate Rock USA historical drama Netflix PBS boxoffice cinemax discovery TruTV Interview BBC America TNT Set visit Comedy Central sitcom A&E Podcast Nickelodeon 007 dramedy CBS Character Guide Kids & Family thriller Esquire Marathons BBC Syfy Writers Guild of America PaleyFest Martial Arts El Rey Food Network FX psycho Sci-Fi Ghostbusters Masterpiece ESPN cops composers aliens Trailer sports LGBTQ First Look Country VH1 FXX History Superheroes social media Video Games Schedule HBO police drama singing competition IFC Reality Competition Drama Tomatazos Rom-Com based on movie GLAAD Awards docudrama ITV CMT Extras Best and Worst Hulu FOX TV Fall TV Fox News Box Office GoT NYCC Trivia Showtime TV Land technology Watching Series Sneak Peek Action Freeform The CW 2017 Winter TV Year in Review Spring TV Universal Disney Channel Star Trek supernatural Holidays Comic Book Thanksgiving Valentine's Day Logo CNN Red Carpet VICE Election politics Amazon MTV 2016 ABC Toys Marvel crime thriller MSNBC SundanceTV Photos Musical Lifetime Cartoon Network TBS comiccon President Premiere Dates Pirates TLC Sundance Countdown TCM OWN Dark Horse Comics Emmys Summer Nat Geo Adult Swim crime X-Men Calendar Winners APB Comedy 24 frames Mystery Reality DC Comics